Books

91. Read the complete Bible and Koran

  • Not yet started.

92. Read 10 of the National Book Award winners in fiction (3*/10)

  1. Salvage the Bones: A Novel, by Jesmyn Ward, read July 2012
  2. Let the Great World Spin: A Novel, by Colum McCann, read August 2012
  3. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, finished September 8, 2012*

93. Read 10 of the Pulitzer Prize winners in fiction (3*/10)

  1. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, finished September 8, 2012*
  2. The Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri, finished September 10, 2012
  3. Tinkers, by Paul Harding, not finished, stopped August 3, 2013

94. Read 10 of the Modern Library’s 100 Best Nonfiction (4*/10)

  1. Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill, read July 2012
  2. The Autobiography of Booker T. Washington*, finished September 5, 2012
  3. The Autobiography of Mark Twain, September 30, 2012
  4. Black Boy*, by Richard Wright, finished October 11, 2012
*The Autobiography of Booker T. Washington and Black Boy are both on the Best Nonfiction list and are biographies. Similarly, The Color Purple has won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. I’m putting them on both lists for now, and I’ll decide where to count them once I’ve gotten further along.

95. Read 10 of Shakespeare’s plays that I haven’t read yet (0/10)

  1. None started yet.

96. Read 25 biographies, autobiographies, or memoirs (22*/25)

  1. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin, read August 2012
  2. The Art of Non-Conformity, by Chris Guillebeau, read August 2012
  3. The Story of a Soul, Autobiography of Saint Thérèse de Lisieux, finished August 19, 2012
  4. The Secret Lives of U.S. Presidents, by Cormac O’Brien, finished August 24, 2012
  5. The Secret Lives of the First Ladies, by Cormac O’Brien, finished August 31, 2012
  6. The Autobiography of Booker T. Washington*, finished September 5, 2012
  7. The Autobiography of Mark Twain, September 30, 2012
  8. Black Boy, by Richard Wright, finished October 12, 2012
  9. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, by Susannah Cahalan, finished June 2013
  10. The Saddest Girl in the World, by Cathy Glass, finished June 2013
  11. Choose Yourself, by James Altucher, finished June 23, 2013
  12. A-dult, by Jessica Manuszak, finished June 23, 2013
  13. First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, by Loung Ung, finished June 24, 2013
  14. Waiter Rant, by Steve Dublanica, finished July 9, 2013
  15. Born Standing Up, by Steve Martin, finished July 14, 2013
  16. I Am In Here, by Virginia Green and Elizabeth Bonker, finished July 15, 2013
  17. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skoot, finished July 21, 2013
  18. I Await the Devil’s Coming, by Mary McLane, finished Agust 3, 2013
  19. My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor, finished August 3, 2013
  20. Infidel, by Ayaan Ali Hirsi, finished September 2013
  21. The First 20 Hours, by Josh Kaufman, finished September 2013
  22. The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World, by AJ Jacobs, finished October 7, 2013
  23. It Worked for Me, by Colin Powell, finished January 1, 2014

97. Read 10 books on copywriting and marketing. (7/10)

  1. Brandgasm 101 Course with Ash Ambirge
  2. Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, by Michael Hyatt, finished Spring 2013
  3. Get Clients Now, by CJ Hayden, finished August 18, 2013
  4. How to Sell More, Harvard Business Review, finished September 26, 2013
  5. Getting the Right Work Done, Harvard Business Review, finished September 26, 2013
  6. Permission Marketing, by Seth Godin, finished October 2013
  7. The Suitcase Entrepreneur, by Natalie Sisson, finished November 2013

98. Read 10 books on business and creativity (10/10!) Achieved

  1. So Good They Can’t Ignore You, by Cal Newport, finished September 19, 2012
  2. The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield, finished November 13, 2012
  3. Turning Pro, by Steven Pressfield, finished November 14, 2012
  4. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel H. Pink, finished January 12, 2012
  5. The Dip, by Seth Godin, finished February 2013
  6. Mashup: How to Use Your Multiple Skilss to Give You an Edge, Make Money, and Be Happier, by Ian Sanders and David Sloly, finished March 17, 2013
  7. 102 Ways to Write a Novel, by Alan Quick, finished April 2013
  8. Do the Work, by Steven Pressfield, finished April 2013
  9. The Creative Habit: Learn it and Use it For Life, by Twyla Tharpe, finished May 12, 2013
  10. Renaissance Business, by Emilie Wapnick, finished May 15, 2013
  11. How to Find Fulfilling Work, by Roman Krznaric, finished June 16, 2013
  12. Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks, and Build an Incredible Career, by 99u, finished November 2013

99. Read 5 books on productivity and systems (5/5) Achieved!

  1. Eat That Frog, by Brian Tracy, finished November 10, 2012
  2. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, finished April 14, 2013
  3. The 3 Secrets of Effective Time Investment, by Elizabeth Grace Saunders, finished April 2013
  4. 2,000 to 10,000: How to write faster, write better, and write more of what you love, by Rachel Aaron, finished April 2013
  5. Manage Your Day to Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind, edited by Jocelyn Glei at 99U, finished May 2013
  6. The Procrastination Digest, by Timothy Pychyl, finished October 5, 2013
  7. The 12 Week Year, by Brian Moran, finished December 8, 2013
  8. 23 Anti-Procrastination Habits, by S.J. Scott, finished December 10, 2013
  9. The Power of Focus, by Jack Canfield, Mark Hansen, and Les Hewitt, finished November 21, 2013
  10. The Four Hour Workweek, by Tim Ferriss, finished December 22, 2013

Other books read:

2013:

  1. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain
  2. Love Works: 7 Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders, by Joel Manby
  3. Detect Deceit, by Dr; David Craig
  4. Tales from the Crib, by Jennifer Coburn
  5. The Illuminated Heart, by Thea van Diepen
  6. Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It, by Kamal Ravikant
  7. The Saddest Girl in the World, by Cathy Glass
  8. The Law of Divine Compensation, by Marianne Williamson

2012:

  1. Refuse to Choose, by Barbara Sher
  2. I Could Do Anything, if Only I Knew What it Was, by Barbara Sher
  3. Rework, by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  4. The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why it Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It, by Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
  5. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg
  6. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  7. The E-Myth Revisited, by Michael E. Gerber
  8. The Right-Brain Business Plan, by Jennifer Lee, Chris Guillebeau, and Kate Prentiss
  9. Making a Living Without a Job, by Barbara Winter
  10. The Personal MBA, by Josh Kaufman
  11. My Reality Check Bounced! The Gen-Y Guide to Cashing In on Your Real-World Dreams